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For a school teacher and doctor from Brooklyn, New York their house in rural Pennsylvania had everything but a decent place to spend a warm summer evening. Bugs usually drove them inside, even when it was light enough and warm enough to have dinner outdoors. Their barbecue deck area was a little too cramped to have the cook and guests milling around on and they needed more access to the field that dropped off from the house towards the woods.
Our design added to the deck area and allowed for a set of steps down to the lawn. There was a linear area set against the latest addition to the house, and it reinforced an axis that we introduced with the sun porch, a screened room with a gable roof. The floor of the sun room was tongue-and-groove red fir, which was oiled and lightly sanded.